[NTLK] Time For the Rumour-Monger?
newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 11 10:09:46 EDT 2011
Nice Mac (Classic?) to her right side (our left)...but Christian--man, whar ya been? We've been talking about this (Knowledge Navigator) since last week! The iPhone 4S will have Siri...the video demo looks a lot like Knowledge Navigator.
If Siri is a big hit--and I think that it will be--then it's not hard to imagine it on an iPad...? Except for the phone feature (which I don't see being added to the iPad) this would qualify it for KN status.
It's been reported how much Steve Jobs disliked input devices--styli, keyboards...in a recent story I read that he instructed the early Mac engineers to not place arrows on the keyboard, he wanted the user to have to use the mouse instead for onscreen navigation. Siri and voice recognition would seem to fall right in line with that.
I particularly like how you can access Siri through a Bluetooth earpiece...with your iPhone safely stashed in your pocket or elsewhere.
Sent from my AT&T iPhone 4
On Oct 11, 2011, at 3:27 AM, Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:
> ~~~ On 2011/10/11 08:53, Forrest Buffenmyer at newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
> wrote ~~~
>> "previously vetoed?" Uh oh...if we are to assume that Steve Jobs knew what he
>> was doing (the Newton notwithstanding), and it is was his inner sensibilities
>> that helped to guide Apple to greatness...I'm not sure I like the sounds of
>> this. Are we in for another Macintosh LC...or Performa?
> Not necessary. I'm sure things have moved too far, both in the technology
> and in the design, for that. But we're ready-ready-more-than-ready for HWR
> and a stylus to be added to an iPad, perhaps an iPad sized down slightly so
> it's more convenient to carry around and hold in one hand. And if iOS could
> be modified to bring back the data-handling of soups, I wouldn't complain
> about that either. ;-) Maybe they could even fulfill the promise of
> OpenDoc now. Who wouldn't like that?
> All I have to do is imagine this:
> being done on something that looks as beautiful as an iPad, and I start
> getting a fit of the happies.
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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